Like father, like son? Brooklyn Beckham handed chance to impress at Man United
He’ll do well to have the same impact at Old Trafford as his auld lad, but young Brooklyn Beckham might be about to follow in his father’s footsteps at Manchester United.
Given the huge profile of his Dad, there’s always going to be more focus on Brooklyn Beckham’s potential football career than those of his contemporaries but the 14-year old’s reputation, it would appear, isn’t just based on name alone as he has trained with Chelsea and QPR in recent seasons as well as with the LA Galaxy academy when his father played in the MLS.
According to The Guardian, Manchester United are also monitoring the progress of Beckham junior having invited him to a training session at their Carrington training ground on Thursday, with plans for more sessions in which he’ll be given the opportunity to impress United’s academy staff.
Should those sessions go well, the teenage Beckham could potentially join the United academy on a more permanent basis and start out on a path tread by David, who was a part of the famous class of ’92 along with the Neville brothers, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs amongst others.
The club were keen to insist that Beckham’s invitation to train at the club was not a trial, but it is believed that he is keen to follow in his father’s footsteps and although it hardly helps the expectation likely to be heaped on his shoulders if he does make it in the game, one UK bookmaker have offered odds of 12/1 that he will eventually play for England.
Brooklyn, of course, has the advantage over all the other United hopefuls that he has actually scored at Old Trafford before. He probably doesn't remember much about it, mind.